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Dealing with Intolerance | Insights from the Master

Dealing with Intolerance | Insights from the Master


Well look, if somebody is intolerant, thousand times you would
tell the person to be tolerant, they will not understand. So, people which
have certain set mind, in their mind they have already
programmed themselves. You can talk to them,
are they listening? No, they are not! Because
they are so fixed in their mind, they are so fixed in their ideas of how things
have to be that they don’t see anything else. What you have to do
in that situation? Ignore them. That’s the best way. Because if they are not ready
to listen to you, why should you speak? If they are not ready to listen to you,
why should you waste your time on them? Best is just to ignore them. If they want,
they can come to you. Because if they want to understand
something, if they want to learn something, if they want to comprehend
something, they willingly will come. But if you go and try to convert somebody
which is not ready to listen to you, well, it will not make
any sense of doing that. One thing is, you can – let’s say if you are
talking to somebody and somebody asks you your experience, you can talk
about your experience, but don’t let
the person talk back. Just tell what you have to say. Which means,
you have to increase your energy higher. You see, it is always
a power of – it’s a game. When somebody, which is intolerant,
is talking to you, it’s a game. You will notice something; that
they will never allow you to talk. Every word that you say
they will try to stop you talking. They will say, “Ah, well, this and that”.
What you have to do at that point is that over talk them, ignore
them as they are talking. Talk louder. Like that you don’t give
them the chance to talk. When you are finished,
you ignore them completely then. Because they have heard what
you have to say. That’s the best. You see, this game of –
this power game, you will notice that everywhere
in the world. You will encounter people who will tell you their point of view. Well, of course,
everybody has their own point of view of life, no? Everybody has their own
point of view of spirituality, but it doesn’t mean that their point
of view it is your point of view, no? And if they want to hear
something from you, then you have to increase
your energy over them. But if you see that, “Oh yes, I am weak, I can’t.”
You don’t have this self-confidence inside of you, then of course it will be
very difficult for you. You see, this self-confidence is very important,
but that’s what gives you also the power to stand. If you don’t have that self-confidence
in what you are saying, then how can you
change somebody else? How can you bring something
that you want to give to somebody into their life?
It will be very difficult. So, that self-confidence,
in what you are saying it all starts with oneself,
you know. If you are not, if you don’t have the self-confidence,
don’t expect God to make that for you. God will not come
and change that for you. You know, I was telling in – where
was I? I don’t remember myself. Whether in Prague or
in Poland, have no idea. – You see, everybody we say,
“Yes, God will do this, God will do that.” No, God will help you when you
start helping yourself, you know. When you start helping yourself, He will give you
that courage, He will give you that power to do so. But first step is you have to have
this confidence inside of you, you have to make that first step. You have
to have this confidence inside of you. Then the Divine will flow through you. Then He will talk through you. Then He
will give you that strength to move forward. But if you yourself are weak
in yourself, what do you expect? It will never happen. So, even whatever you say, then
the word itself will not have the power in it. But if you say something with confidence,
the word itself that you say will have full power. It’s like with Krishna and Arjuna,
you know, we see in the battlefield, do you think Krishna
could not change the war? A fraction of second He could change
the whole war. But why He didn’t do it? Because Arjuna was not ready. And as Arjuna was not ready, Krishna Himself
was not ready to give what He has to do. So, He had to discuss
and talk with Arjuna, change that mindset. When that mindset
had changed Arjuna was ready. That took, how many verses?
720 verses of talking! It’s a long talk. So, when you are ready, you see, when you
make your own strength and power inside of you, then you will see that
how easy it is to talk, even to people who are not interested
in your path, in your way. So, it all starts with yourself, with your
self-confidence, in God inside of you.”

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  1. Dankeschön 🙏🙏⚘

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